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Week 48 – A3 Peaceful

For me one of the most calming and Peaceful scenes is the sound of water rushing over a dam in a park or other natural area.  You can find these situations in New England where grist mills once existed.   The dams abandoned and forgotten still power the millraces that supplied a racing stream of water to turn a water wheel which then powered the grindstone to crush the grain for flour.  This image is one of the those dams and the remnants of the millrace.   The mill, the workers and surrounding village is now only a footnote to the history of Rhode Island.  Now its just a Peaceful scene somewhat hidden by the foliage.

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Week 47 – A2. Mono

A late afternoon at the Beach with a couple checking the image they just captured of their child in the surf.  The Mono effect accentuates the building clouds and helps provide a silhouette of beachgoers enjoying the surf before the storm and rain arrive.



Week 45 – Shot with a Polarizer Filter

This image was Shot with a Polarizer Filter one afternoon from my backyard.  I thought the scene and the late afternoon sun would be a good way to demonstrate a capture with a Polarizer.   What I was trying to capture was the detailed reflections in the water and the detail in the clouds.  This is essentially the raw image straight from the camera with only a minor tweak in post processing, a little cropping and the addition of a border.

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Week 44 – My Favorite Place

With this topic, I decided to take a different tack in addressing this subject.  I watched this Great Blue Heron for over an hour steadily flying back and forth to build a nest in the top of this palm tree.  It dawned on me that as this bird prepares its nest its instincts are saying this is My Favorite Place–at least for the next few weeks.  I know one of our favorite places is where we lived when the kids were growing up and for this bird I doubt if its any different.

My Favorite Place


Week 42 – Our First Visit to Point No Point

Last September when we were visiting various Washington State attractions, we had an opportunity to make Our First Visit to Point No Point County Park and its historic Lighthouse.  The structure is thought to be the oldest lighthouse over looking Puget Sound.  The park is located on the North tip of the Kitsap Peninsula facing Puget Sound.  In 1855 when Washington was a territory,  this land and surrounding averages were transferred from various Indian Tribes to the United States of America  Today it is a great place for bird watching, walking the beach or just watching various container ships pass on their way to Seattle.

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Week 41 – Wide Angle

The Yellowstone River meanders along the Eastern side of Yellowstone National Park eventually flowing through the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.  The September drive from West Thumb through Lake Village and Canyon Village goes from interesting to spectacular.  I captured this Wide Angle view of this meadow and Rainbow with a Sigma 19mm E-Mount lens.  The skies had been overcast but then there was a partial clearing, some blue skies and a rainbow.  The scene was so pastoral and mellow that it seemed to be begging to be painted.  I processed the image with Lightroom and Luminar 18.

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